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Table 3. Time spent in primary activities (1) for the civilian population by age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, marital status, and educational attainment, 2008 annual averages

       Table 3.  Time spent in primary activities (1) for the civilian population by age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity,
       marital status, and educational attainment, 2008 annual averages
                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                    
                                                           Average hours per day spent in primary activities (2)                    
                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                        Orga-                 Other 
                                                                Pur-    Caring  Caring Working         niza-          Tele-  activi-
               Characteristic          Person-  Eating House-   chas-  for and for and  and     Educa- tional,         phone  ties, 
                                       al care   and   hold      ing   helping helping  work-   tional  civic, Leisure calls,  not  
                                       activi-  drink- activi-  goods   house-   non-  related  activi-  and    and    mail,  else- 
                                        ties     ing   ties      and     hold   house- activi-   ties   reli-  sports   and   where 
                                                                ser-   members   hold   ties           gious          e-mail classi-
                                                               vices           members                 activi-                 fied 
                                                                                                        ties                        
                                                                                                                                    
       Total, 15 years and over.....    9.39    1.23    1.73    0.77    0.53    0.23    3.73    0.47    0.33    5.18    0.21    0.20
         15 to 19 years.............   10.37    1.01     .67     .56     .12     .22    1.37    3.09     .26    5.69     .38     .25
         20 to 24 years.............    9.63    1.10    1.06     .71     .53     .24    4.36    1.21     .11    4.70     .22     .12
         25 to 34 years.............    9.29    1.17    1.47     .72    1.07     .14    4.93     .31     .22    4.34     .15     .18
         35 to 44 years.............    9.12    1.19    1.86     .80    1.04     .17    4.93     .09     .31    4.16     .14     .20
         45 to 54 years.............    9.11    1.19    1.89     .76     .40     .22    4.95     .09     .37    4.67     .19     .17
         55 to 64 years.............    9.05    1.34    2.09     .87     .20     .40    3.54     .03     .41    5.66     .21     .22
         65 to 74 years.............    9.51    1.46    2.27     .92     .09     .31    1.23     .02     .54    7.12     .25     .29
         75 years and over..........   10.02    1.52    2.34     .75     .08     .14     .37     .03     .54    7.62     .32     .27
                                                                                                                                    
        Men, 15 years and over......    9.22    1.28    1.30     .60     .36     .18    4.52     .42     .30    5.52     .14     .17
         15 to 19 years.............   10.29    1.07     .59     .41     .08     .14    1.23    3.14     .27    6.32     .23     .23
         20 to 24 years.............    9.59    1.08     .87     .47     .19     .19    5.31     .65     .10    5.30     .15     .11
         25 to 34 years.............    9.15    1.22    1.06     .58     .62     .12    5.97     .32     .16    4.55     .11     .14
         35 to 44 years.............    8.91    1.26    1.33     .58     .72     .18    6.14     .04     .26    4.32     .10     .16
         45 to 54 years.............    8.83    1.26    1.48     .57     .35     .15    5.75     .03     .36    4.98     .11     .14
         55 to 64 years.............    8.95    1.37    1.63     .67     .15     .30    4.15     .01     .32    6.15     .12     .18
         65 to 74 years.............    9.40    1.54    1.77     .87     .08     .27    1.42     .00     .53    7.69     .17     .24
         75 years and over..........    9.84    1.62    1.70     .75     .09     .16     .55     .01     .61    8.29     .17     .22
                                                                                                                                    
        Women, 15 years and over....    9.55    1.18    2.13     .92     .70     .27    2.99     .52     .37    4.86     .28     .24
         15 to 19 years.............   10.45     .94     .76     .71     .17     .30    1.52    3.04     .26    5.05     .53     .27
         20 to 24 years.............    9.68    1.12    1.24     .96     .88     .30    3.39    1.79     .11    4.09     .30     .13
         25 to 34 years.............    9.44    1.11    1.89     .87    1.52     .16    3.90     .30     .27    4.13     .19     .22
         35 to 44 years.............    9.33    1.11    2.37    1.01    1.34     .15    3.76     .14     .37    4.01     .18     .23
         45 to 54 years.............    9.38    1.11    2.29     .94     .45     .29    4.18     .14     .38    4.37     .26     .20
         55 to 64 years.............    9.15    1.30    2.52    1.05     .24     .49    2.97     .05     .49    5.21     .29     .26
         65 to 74 years.............    9.60    1.40    2.69     .96     .09     .35    1.06     .02     .56    6.63     .31     .33
         75 years and over..........   10.14    1.46    2.75     .76     .08     .13     .25     .04     .50    7.18     .41     .30
                                                                                                                                    
        White, 15 years and over....    9.33    1.27    1.80     .77     .54     .23    3.77     .45     .31    5.13     .20     .21
         Men........................    9.18    1.32    1.36     .59     .36     .18    4.62     .40     .28    5.42     .12     .17
         Women......................    9.49    1.22    2.22     .94     .71     .28    2.95     .50     .34    4.84     .27     .24
                                                                                                                                    
        Black or African American,                                                                                                  
          15 years and over.........    9.80     .89    1.31     .72     .44     .23    3.26     .49     .51    5.87     .27     .20
         Men........................    9.55     .94     .98     .63     .30     .20    3.53     .65     .47    6.44     .19     .12
         Women......................   10.01     .85    1.58     .80     .56     .26    3.03     .36     .54    5.40     .34     .27
                                                                                                                                    
        Hispanic or Latino                                                                                                          
          ethnicity, 15 years                                                                                                       
           and over.................    9.69    1.14    1.76     .80     .72     .18    3.93     .64     .23    4.60     .12     .18
         Men........................    9.63    1.17    1.03     .63     .40     .15    5.12     .44     .22    5.01     .08     .11
         Women......................    9.75    1.11    2.55     .98    1.06     .20    2.67     .85     .24    4.16     .16     .26
                                                                                                                                    
       Marital status and sex:                                                                                                      
        Married, spouse present.....    9.11    1.32    2.01     .82     .76     .23    4.06     .10     .40    4.81     .16     .21
         Men........................    8.92    1.39    1.50     .65     .55     .18    4.94     .06     .38    5.17     .10     .17
         Women......................    9.31    1.26    2.53     .99     .97     .29    3.16     .15     .43    4.44     .22     .25
        Other marital statuses......    9.71    1.12    1.40     .71     .27     .22    3.35     .90     .26    5.60     .27     .19
         Men........................    9.61    1.15    1.05     .54     .12     .19    3.98     .88     .20    5.96     .18     .16
         Women......................    9.80    1.10    1.70     .85     .41     .25    2.82     .91     .31    5.30     .35     .22
                                                                                                                                    
        Educational attainment,                                                                                                     
          25 years and over:                                                                                                        
        Less than a high school                                                                                                     
          diploma...................    9.98    1.14    1.98     .68     .52     .15    2.89     .02     .30    6.08     .11     .16
        High school graduates, no                                                                                                   
           college (3)..............    9.31    1.21    2.04     .71     .45     .26    3.51     .04     .35    5.76     .16     .20
        Some college or associate                                                                                                   
           degree...................    9.19    1.25    1.90     .86     .57     .26    3.91     .21     .36    5.04     .23     .21
        Bachelor's degree and                                                                                                       
           higher (4)...............    8.98    1.38    1.76     .87     .73     .20    4.75     .15     .41    4.33     .22     .23
        
           1 A primary activity refers to an individual's main activity.  Other activities done simultaneously are not included.
           2 All major activity categories include related travel time.  See Technical Note for activity category definitions.
           3 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
           4 Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.
           NOTE:  Unless otherwise specified, data refer to persons 15 years and over.  Persons of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity may
        be of any race.
        
        
        
        
        
         

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Last Modified Date: August 03, 2021